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clarksburg. >>> more now on the superstorm stand sandy aftermath. maryland is serving two ambulance strike team to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. each team consists of five ambulances and one supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are s
of of a partly to mostly cloudy day today as sandy continues to drift north with high temperatures in the mid others. so bring along a jacket. it will be cool this morning and even later today with cloudiness around. that is a first look at the forecast. back to you. >> thank you. >>> some of the top stories this morning, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates
still have high tided associated with the leftovers of sandy and the full moon. so bottom line, we are still at risk today for additional flooding along the potomac. near georgetown and old town alexandria, that part of the world. things will get better as we get into the weekend. this is your radar. still getting some light showers north and west of the city this morning up into northern maryland and out towards hagerstown, west virginia. winchester, virginia, getting some light showers as well. all of this associated with a little upper level disturbance coming through. can't rule out a plight shower particularly north and west of town to start your day. -- can't rule out a light shower. it is cool right now. 46 in washington. 42 this morning out at dulles. 46degrees at bwi marshall. or high temperatures will top out in the mid others later this afternoon with some sunshine breaking out. not going to be eye bright and sunny day day but we'll got a few sunny breaks -- not going to be a bright and sunny day but we'll get a few sunny breaks. >> let's check in with julie wright. >>
have shut down roads and businesses already congested post sandy. as many as 1,000 cops would have been deployed to keep racers safe instead of diverting the resources to help victims. >> i can understand the other side of the argument of going forward and thoughing that -- show going thawe can recover from these things. i believe that they did run the race after 9/11. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg issued a statement late friday. it reads in part we can't allow a controversy over an athletic event, even one as meaningful as this, to distract attention away from all of the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and to get our city back to track. now. >> that was will thomas reporting. a lot of people who signed up for the marathon and still want to run plan to show up tomorrow morning, anyway. others say instead, they're going to volunteer to help. some runners are donating their hotel rooms to victims who have been left without power and homes. >> a disappointment. a lot of people are disappointed. >> yeah. >> and on the holmes of that, a norrest ---- the
,. >>> sandy could cause problems on election day. the details on that coming up. >>> tonight, we'll have the latest on the recovery effort. we'll tell you why mother nature could bring even more misery to the region. >> also ahead, a plan to reduce speed camera fines in the district is pitting the mayor against several members of the city council. >> and heads up you baby boomers, why being fit now doesn't mean you will escape heart problems later on down the road. gary. >> hey, thanks a lot, shawn. even with sunshine today, real chilly. you have to believe it's going to be cold overnight tonight and it is. froze warning is in affect for a large chunk of the area. we'll show you which counties are affected and a look at your evening forecast. all coming up next. stay with us.  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leader
the latest. >> reporter: flood waters are reseeding, they're working to clear sandy streets. all of this is clearly taking an emotional toll on folks in new york and new jersey. the massive damage has some homeowners breaking down in tears. >> i just spent $30,000 getting my home repaired, and it's all gone. >> 42 years i'm in my home and then lo. >> others say they now have nothing left and no place to go. >> we have nothing. no credit cards, nothing in our bank accounts. $15 in my pocket, nowhere to go, no electricity, no food, no gas. >> the bodies of two boys have been found in staten island new york. rushing waters swept them away in rushing waters. >> i would be devastated. i would die. i would want to be dead with them. i can't believe this is happening. >> the widespread destruction across several eastern states is the sight that many are still struggling to come to terms with. you see it on tv and you say oh, my god, you say prayers to them. now we say oh my god, we're praying for us. >> another storm system is predicted to hit the region next week. a noreaster could aff
. on october 31st, what happens? hurricane sandy starts to roll in and then look at what happens at that blue line? president obama, again, starts to climb and tonight, less than 24 hours out, realclear politics has him in the lead. again, keep in mind, the margin of error basically has this lead tonight. brian, this brings in the dead heat to do anything the polls agree on right now. they can't tell you categorically, except for nate silva, what they think is going to happen tomorrow. >> and that poll there, real quick, politics hasn't been a .7% lead and all of the polls, of course, leading up to the only poll that matters tomorrow which, is tomorrow. thanks for that. >>> election day is tomorrow. the estimated 30 million people cast that ballots through early voting or absentee ballot. many states report early voting as higher this year an thundershower -- than four years ago. ohio-florida face legal challenges over early voting. they re-enstated it in ohio and in florida, the republican governor cut early voting hours. >> the florida democrat party is trying to put the foot in the door in
diverted for the marathon and they're needed to help the city recover from sandy. >>> mntime, the heart of new york is slowly beating as recovery from sandy picked up a bit. the cleanup is breeding frustration, though, and desperation. millions of people without power, gas, food, drinking water, hurricane sandy not being blamed on 96 deaths in the united states. 570,000 homes and businesses are without power. could be several more days before electricity is completely restored and a gas shortage loom across the state and into neighboring new jersey. many say the situation is overwhelming. >> we have no water at all, no electricity. it's difficult and rough. >> it's terrible. you can't say -- police have everything -- . >> and they see that in other areas are being taken care of and totally overlooked us. >> that sentiment can be felt across new york tonight. rick leventhal reports from cliffton, new jersey. >> reporter: several days after hurricane sandy, drivers continue to struggle to fill up their gas tanks. people waiting in line to stretch for miles at the few gas stations with fu
. i'll bring you the weekend forecast, back to you. >> thanks, tuck. >> now to the latest on the sandy aftermath. clean up is well underway. the death toll has now topped 70. more than 6 million people are still living without power. in new york, mayor bloomberg allowed a 3 passenger minimum for cars into the city. parts of the city subway system not flooded with water reopened with limited service today. about 25% of new jersey is still under water trapping thousands of residents. >> two maryland ambulance strike teams headed out today to help with the recovery efforts in new jersey. crews went to egg harbor township. they will be assisting in patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. among the most recent to be killed, five people in west virginia. some areas got hit with more than 2 feet of snow. one of the victims, a republican candidate for the west virginia state house. he was killed in an accident. still there you are seeing new jersey video. now you are seeing west virginia and the snowy situation brought on by sandy. the tragic scope of that part of the storm, two oftho
jersey, people are still recovering from sandy and they're preparing for the worst. janice dean has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast catching no breaks as a nor'easter strikes the region and still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm sandy. philadelphia seeing the affects of the storm with afternoon snowfall. and new jersey governor telling residents to prepare for the worst. >> i can see us actually moving backwards. the people who have gotten power and losing power again and especially inland because of the. >>> it could happen here and, you know, we're not going to know until the storm passes. >> reporter: new york city officials encouraging folks ravaged by sandy to seek igher ground while closing down all parks, playgrounds, and beaches in anticipation of the storm. >> the fdny positioned 20 ambulances and task forces with other equipment near potential flood areas in brooklyn, queens, and on staten island. we think we're ready for anything. >> reporter: major airlines also canceling flights in and out of the region. united and american both suspending service in the
their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >>
following the brutal blow by super storm sandy. details coming up. >> and later, asleep at the wheel? the surprising accusations against metro drivers. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> there's a live look at the lincoln memorial. another cool morning. i'm not even going to say that. you can just expect the mornings to be cool. after all, it is thursday november 1st. >> wow. >> good morning everybody. i'm tony per kin s. >> and i'm al allyson. >> severon middle and southern middle all remain closed today. in frederick county maryland lieu ee town maryland will be closed. >> thanks for the weather forecast he is going to deliver to us right now. >> you're welcome. if my house were a school, it would be closed today. >> all right. let's get to the forecast. things looking better here. sunshine later this afternoon. limited sunshine. not a great looking day but we continue to trend. things slowly wind down after the big storm. 46 in washington. 41. 46 d bwi marshal. there are a couple showers across the northern tier of our viewing area
in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. in some areas, voters lined up in massive numbers. >> reporter: the lines have been this long at the bowie library all day. it takes voters two to two and a half hours to go through the process. >> i want to vote in the presidential election and question 6 and 7. that seemed really important this year. i want to vote on that, too? some of the voters see the long lines as historic considering the election is not until next week. others say a message is being sent. >> you should not try to keep people from voting. that's for the republicans. most people out here, i assume, are probably democratic voters. >> reporter: the voting days and hours have been extended since two days were lost while hurricane sandy blue through here that may account for some of the huge turnout. over in montgomery county, we stopped by the civic center in downtown silver spring. the lines were not quite as long but voters are seizing the moment to do their civic duty. >> i think it's convenient for people to get it done ahead of time. i can't speak for
is heading new england. residents still recovering from sandy in a blanket of wet snow. and thousands more in the dark. >> mother nature is killing us right now. sorry for whatever we did. we'll make it up to you. >> this is it. i'm getting anxiety walking around seeing what i'm going to do. and other people too, this is crazy. i don't know what to do any more. i don't want to live in long beach. >> the morning commute in both states is said to be going smoothly. and no problems with the subway system in new york. this is the scene in massachusetts where there were car crashes on nearly every street in one town. as the bay state got four inches of snow. >> the election is over but president obama now has a number of pressing issues on his plate. the most immediate is confronting the so-called fiscal cliff. >> if the president in congress cannot fix it, experts say we will be headed for another recession. has to do with the bush era tax cuts. $440 billion worth. john boehner says he is open with putting politics aside and making a deal with the president. they have until january 1st from pr
held without bond pending a hearing tomorrow. >>> and now, the latest on superstorm sandy. things slowly getting back to normal here in new york city. the subway system partially reopened today on north of 34th streets and tunnels are still flooded. to ease congestion on the streets, police are only allowing vehicles into the city that have at least three people in them. >>> air traffic, meantime s completely restored in new york and all of the major airports are open. laguardia reopened on a limited schedule. kennedy and newark liberty he reopened. as a precaution, airline officials urged customers to confirm any flight in or out of the city n. new jersey, lines to the gas pump, again, hundreds of cars deep. some people waited more than an hour to fill up. sandy left many gas stations short on fuel and out of power. now, fuel trucks are finding it difficult to get around and replenish the gas stations. in hoboken, for example, there are still some 20,000 people trapped by flood waters. he's the latest. >> reporter: this is the scene today in hoboken, new jersey. what a difference
momentum? >> well, haley barbour and even karl rove have said that sandy, the hurricane, provided a boost for the president. you know, he suspended campaigning for three or four days. he did the right things. he got overwhelming approval for the way in which he cubbed himself. conducted himself, the embrace from chris christie. all that helped him look more presidential and gave him an aura of leadership and that i tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> at -- and i think that tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> we saw them stumble badly after that first debate is. that a cautionary tale heading into tomorrow that maybe their support is not as deep and wide as they thought it was? >> you have to realize they've been running an ongoing campaign. they call it organizing for america which was the successor organization to the 2008 campaign. they feel their ground game, their field operation of the concentration on metrics and turning out people will be enough coupled with early voting. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. ryan and mitt romney will wrap things up in new en
with a winter weather alert. as if sandy wasn't enough, residents in the northeast dealing with a second dose of disaster. 60,000 people lost power today again after yesterday's nor'easter and new york officials are about to make a drastic decision to curb the gas crisis. will thomas joins us now with more. >> the same region devastated by sandy last week just can't get a break, at least not yet. now a nor'easter has made recovery efforts more difficult and snowfall and outages just adds to the problem. it is so bad there is gasoline rationing in new york city and long island. i'll explain how that's working after we look at what's going on. let's roll this. sanitation trucks are clearing piles of debris on staten island, this ighborhood a full mile from the ocean dealing with 12 feet of water, 12 feet, all across the region hundreds of thousands still freezing in the dark. millions of people, yes, got their power back after sandy tore through only to lose it again from the nor'easter. it dumped up to a foot of snow in some parts of new jersey alone. lots of stories of kindness and generosity
are letting sandy wipe out the supporters ' enthusiasm. president obama and mitt romney back on the trail, turning up the heat. tom fitzgerald joins us live in the newsroom. tom. >> reporter: it's been a bit of a difficult dance for the romney campaign. trying to press their case in this election, they have to back off some of the harshest attacks from the president in the wake of the storm. the gloves are back off. the president and mitt romney dove into the campaign with full steam today. in roanoke, virginia, mitt romney met with supporters telling them -- telling them he is confident they will end the president next tuesday and presume amine while, was out on the campaign trail the first time this, we rallying in wisconsin before heading off to nevada and colorado. >> governor romney has been using all of the talent as a salesman to dress up those very same policies that failed our country so badly. the same policies we have been cleaning up after the past four years. >> and we came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business. i, i don't think a
sandy are dealing with yet another blow from mother nature. people in new york and new jersey got hit with that nor'easter. we were talking about it yesterday, tucker was, bringing wet snow, rain and heavy winds. it meant more power outages, 60,000 additional customers in the dark, some of whom had just gotten power back after hurricane sandy. >> mother nature is really killing us right now. sorry for whatever we did. we'll make it up to you. >> this is it. this is it. i'm getting anxiety walking around seeing what i'm going to do. and other people too. i feel bad for other people. this is crazy. ient doe ma what to do anymore. i don't want to live in long beach. >> more than 1300 flights in and out of new york and new jersey were canceled and travelers can expect more disruptions today as well. >> they have a heavy load. it is so difficult up there right now. hard to imagine. >> you could feel it in her voice. they've had enough. i mean i got to be thankful i think for what we have endured which has not been that much through these storms. >> sort of on the edge of it both times aro
hurricane sandy. let's get to sue palka in the weather center. >> let me show you what we are missing out on. the pictures behind us is d.c. united trying to get the field cleared in harrison, new jersey, where they were going to take on the new york red bulls and had to cancel that game. a lot of fans were up there. they had 2 inches of snow in that area, but it's very heavy and wet and it's still blowing and that is what we don't have to deal with tonight. let me take you to radar. we'll touch on the nor'easter in a moment. what we've had locally is sort of one of the westward bands of our nor'easter and what we have out there is mostly light, occasionally moderate rain. hey, from time to time maybe a little wet snowflake can mix in, but we're in our last few hours of seeing this precipitation and i think it will be gone by morning. we'll take you over to composite radar. it will look like there's a lot more going on here. we are just getting again east of 95 light to moderate rain showers are occasionally a little snow mixing in. if it's vigorous enough it, could dust the ground. that's t
leftovers with sandy and a couple of upper level disturbances coming through, and that's been giving us the clouds and one or two sprinkles. i don't think we'll see rain today, but clouds hanging tough. and eventually partly sunny skies, with temperatures in the 50s. weekend looks good. details on that coming up. but your afternoon highs, 55 in washington. 54 quantico. 50 hagerstown and winchester. little cool for this time of the year. more details on the weather in just a minute. back to you. >>> tucker, thank you very much. we're following breaking news concerning two police involved shootings. the most recent happened on 17th street northeast. we have live pictures from that scene to show you. this occurred shortly before 7:00 this morning when officers were called to a home for reports of a domestic assault. the police chief just told reporters that as the officers approached the home, the suspect came up from behind and attacked them. an officer was stabbed by the suspect who he then shot. that suspect did die. the officer suffered several wounds, but they are not life- threatenin
the arrival of hurricane sandy put a pause in mitt romney's momentum and may have given president obama a slight boost. >> i think he got a hurricane bump out of his. it was part of a bigger tapestry and that is he had a good week. he got a lift out of the week. not only the way he handled the hurricane, but wet kisses from governor chris christie. >> reporter: but the economy is still a weak point for the president. latest numbers from the labor department taking the unemployment rate back to 7.9%. >> if that is satisfactory to you, then this is acceptable, this obama administration's performance. from the folks i meet, it is unacceptable. this is not good enough for us in america. >> reporter: 27 million people have already voted, with both sides claiming the stats there are in their favor. >> we're i think in a commanding position. our big challenge is we make sure we get our vote out. it's what we're spending our time on. >> reporter: some have noted a new enthusiasm for governor romney. >> having these big rallies. i watch them on tv. they're very strong. i feel a lot of obama supp
this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will d
jersey, people recovering from sandy are preparing for the worst, a nor'easter. janice dean has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast catching no breaks from mother nature as a nor'easter strikes the region, which is still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm sandy. philadelphia already seeing the affects of the storm with afternoon snowfall. new jersey governor chris christy telling garden state residents to prepare for the worst. >> and i can see us moving backwards. people losing power again, especially inland because of the snow it could happen here as well if there is significant flooding and wind and damage, and we're not going to know until the storm passes. >> reporter: new york city officials encouraging folks to seek higher ground and while closing down all parks and beaches. >> the fdny have 20 task forces outfitted with small inflatable boats, pumps, chain soy a saws and equipment near potential areas and we think we're ready for anything. >> reporter: major airlines canceling flights in and out of the region. united and american both suspending service in the
week to see the recovery after hurricane sandy and that nasty nor'easter. he'll tour the badly battered region on thursday. the double whammy storms knocked out powers to hundreds of thousands who were finally starting to get the power back on. in staten island sanitation trucks are using heavy claws to clear debris from the streets. one neighborhood is still submerged in 12 feet of water. this is neighborhood a fuel mile from the ocean. residents are still freezing in the dark in their badly damaged home. >> my daughter three and i bundled her up in blankets and put her between my husband and myself to get the body heated, the warmth. >> i haven't figured that out yet. i really haven't. it's the next step, i guess. >> it's just awful. it's just beyond. it's earlier it. it's awful. it's undone. >> well, you can certainly understand when you look at these images why emotions are still so raw. many homeowners say even with insurance they are going to have to pay for personal expenses. meantime, gas shortages are looming after superstorm sandy. as fox's joel wad man tells us drivers with
's time we get a break. first you had superstorm sandy, then the nor'easter and seriously cold temps. gary mcgrady is with us. so, gary are let's hope some warm weather is sticking around.a while. >> will, today we were up to 58 degrees. we're into the 60s for the weekend and at least on monday. it will get cooler after monday. right now, though, we look at satellite picture. it's all fair out there. there are some showers coming into northwestern ohio right now, all indications are that's going to weaken and dissipate. we may see a few high and midlevel clouds early tomorrow morning. the plan for the weekend is this ridge of high pressure really will kind of pump up through the area and keep us protected. that will keep most of the cloud cover going north of us. any chance of rain going to the north of us and maybe more importantly, it will bring in these southerly winds. it will help get temperatures back up to the mild category. i think we're probably going to be up into the middle 60s tomorrow and as we start getting into sunday, we're talking the upper 60s. it would not surprise me on
this election day and states dealing with the aftermath of super storm sandy. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. . >>> we continue our coverage now on this important election day. besides choosing a president, there are a number of hotly contested senate races we're following. among them in massachusetts, fitting republican incumbent scott brown against consumer activists and democratic challenger elizabeth warren. more money has been pumped into this race than any other in the country. both sides have raised more than $50 million brown, you may recall, is finishing the term of the late edward kennedy. the seat had men been in democratic hands for decades. warren is a professional and instrumental in helping the white house create the consumer financial protection bureau. >> claire mccaskill is leading her republican challenger, todd a kin. she was traaugust when akin made the comment that women's bodies have ways to shut down conception in ways he called legitimate rape. after that, most funding was pull
limit. -- some schools will reopen today. >>> some breaking news from the sandy storm zone. a small earthquake has struck in northern new jersey. the u.s. geological survey says the 2.0 uake hit at 1:19 this morning in ridgewood, new jersey. some residents reported hearing a lot boom when the quake struck but for reports of damage this morning. >>> coming up next, changes are coming to d.c.'s speed camera fines. >> the mayor makes a move to lower what drivers will pay but the battle to make them even lower is not over just yet. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment.  [ earnest ] out o of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting d
continue to follow recovery efforts in new york and new jersey. nearly a week after superstorm sandy. we have an update on the situation up north. plus, how sandy could help give the economy a boost. >> and a devastating story from pennsylvania, after a child falls into an exhibit at the zoo. we've got the details coming up next when the news at 10:00 returns. [ mitt romney ] we have toto work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bringeople together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i'm mitt romney, maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those try
sandy hit the east coast. tonight, he's out west. >> we pledge to help those with whose lives have been turned upside down. >> as his republican challenger mitt romney targets swing state, virginia. >> we'll get it! >> the countdown is on and we have you covered. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the candidates were back on their game and back on the trail. we're going to start in battleground, virginia, where mitt romney has been barnstorming the commonwealth with three appearances starting with a rally in roanoke. >> we can't have four more years like the half four years. i know that the obama fol
challenge as clean- up and recovery efforts continue following hurricane sandy. >> reporter: nearly a week after sandy hit the east coast, power outages still plague parts of the northeast. that along with damaged and destroyed buildings could mean a lack of places for voters to cast their ballots. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he is working to ensure voter will not miss their opportunity to participate in the election. >> we'll do anything we can to help the board of elections. we've got to make sure everybody can vote. it is not going to be easy but we'll both work hard on that. >> reporter: officials in new jersey are also taking steps. >> you still go to the polling places. we'll have trucks set up there and you will vote old school. you'll vote paper ballots. everybody will have the opportunity to vote. >> reporter: some say the presidential race is not their main concern. >> it is really like on the back burner. i don't know what wear doing tuesday as far as voting. my school is up the block. i don't quite know yet. >> reporter: others say voting is still a top priority.
or sandy hit a reset button on a race that remains within a margin of error? >> these are like nailing jell-o to the tree. see polls be different in each state. >> the romney campaign thinks pennsylvania with 20 electoral votes is now in play. governor romney was there yesterday. >> we've journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push will get us there. >> the obama campaign says romney is playing defense. >> they've tried to expand the map like in states like ohio where they have to win without carrying the state of ohio. >> the first votes will be cast just after midnight tonight in hearts landing and dixvilla. ohio's polls will close at 7:30. a lot of people saying they don't expect to have results until way after midnight. >> thank you very much. >> the vice presidential candidates also out in full force. joe biden and his wife have two stops planned for virginia including a visit to sterling. they will be joined by singer john melencamp. >> early event in reno. he will travel to colorado and iowa. >> the washington post toda
by sandy's wrath. >> we are doing what we can as fast as we can consistent with making sure that we have no further loss of life. >> reporter: folks frustrated with long lines for gas, new york governor andrew cuomo said relief is on the way. cuomo said the coast guard cleared debris from new york harbor, allowing tankers to re- enter ports and more fuel will be en route soon, along with $100 million for relief. >> millions of gallons of gasoline are now through the harbor and going into the distribution network. >> reporter: for many, getting gas is the least of their problems. with homes flooded or destroyed. staten island, one of the hardest-hit areas, houses ripped a part, some blown off of their foundations. other drowning in flood water. emergency crews trying to fast track the assessment of damage here after residents said they were being ignored. the federal emergency management agency also mobilizing 30 joint teams to the hardest-hit areas. >> these joint teams will have an expert in each area, an expert who knows private insurance, an expert from fema who knows the fema phones,
this week with sandy. but it should be a dry day today and at least partly sunny. i think more sunshine than we've seen in days so we're trepding in the right direction and right now we're setting up for a good looking weekend as far as sunshine is concerned so we should have a nice saturday and sunday. >>> today partly sunny. mid-50s later this afternoon. kids at the bus stop want jackets. it's chilly out there this morning. >> all right. time now to say hello to our very own sunshine, clouds or no clouds we've got sunshine with julie wright. hello, julie. is that better? >> i was waiting for the snaps to come in and for sarah to bring in the oola las. and then i turn around and think dave ross is in the house. on the roads right now you're going to find your lanes open. not a lot happening out here on the beltway so far. here we are between 270 and tyson, light traffic volume in each direction. 270 getting a little heavier but no issues reported. no problems to report coming from the park all the way over towards the exit for 270. southbound bw parkway checking for a stalled vehicle. the t
the northeast hitting parts of new york and new jersey already battered by superstorm sandy. the storm dumped rain and snow adding to the misery of hundreds of thousands of people. fox 5's will thomas has the latest. >> recovery efforts across the northeast came to a crawl. consider this. you already had devastation and widespread power outages after sandy rolled through last week. now add snowfall and more outages. also tonight we're getting an idea what the overall damage will cost the region. new york's governor says sandy will cost the region $50 billion in damage and economic loss. new york alone a staggering $33 billion. sanitation trucks use heavy claws to clear huge piles of debris in staten island. this neighborhood a full mile from the ocean dealing with 12 feet of water. >> we've been pumping for three days no, pumped out all the water. we still got residual water downstairs. took out all the walls, flooring and witchen. >> reporter: across the rion hundreds of thousands are still freezing in the dark. >> my daughter is 3 and i bundled her up in blankets and put her in the middle
recovering from superstorm sandy and let's turn things over to gary. >> reporter: the storm is really still there in the northeast and that is moving along, though. again, i can't reiterate this enough. d models have done a wonderful job tracking the storm and keep in mind, it's been just a little over a week since sandy pummeled the area and some of those folks who got their lights on with the lights back out, and everything is now covered in snow. rick leventhal has the latest from staten island. >> reporter: recovery efforts across the northeast slowing to a crawl. as snowfall and additional power outages continue to trouble areas affected by sandy. state officials suffering sticker shock after seeing the first estimates of overall damages. >> and this storm will cost the region $50 million in damage and economic loss. the state of new york, about $33 million in damage and economic loss. that is a staggering number. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie trying to stay optimistic. >> one of the positive things i see in the face of the storm are the great acts and kindness and ge
. >> and new yorkers hit hard by hurricane sandy. they will get the chance to have their voices heard this election day. the changes that are being made, straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] tuesdayay, early, election dy in the united states of america. our moment to make a choice. to bring jobs back. to make the economy, the american economy again. to find someone to lead. to lead us to a better future. the choice, now, the most important vote of our lives. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney so, maybe you're trying to fiwell, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >>> the father of aling boy who fell from a ninth floor apartment window in silver spring l
winds and heavy snow. still recovering from super storm sandy. >> also causing over 1,000 flight cancellations. this is new video from regan national this morning. you will be able to see a number of cancellations on the board there to new york and philadelphia. >> good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. and it does seem like those folks are getting a lot. >> i know we all feel for them. i can't imagine going through what they are going through. >> being very cold too. tucker barnes is joining us mother nature seems to be relentless. >> not cooperating. early season snowstorm right right down to the coast. 6 inches of snow last night. more on that coming up. locally, we're doing better. temperatures in the right direction. still going to be a cool day but highs in the low 50s. right now regan national 41. very chilly start to our day. it's going to be a cool one. we're starting to get breaks in the clouds. there's your satellite radar. the storm grinding up the coast of new england. still left over rain and snow showers back towards new york. we're on t
had been scheduled to run saturday to thursday, but when superstorm sandy washed away two days of early voting, friday was added and hours extended. voters had until 9 p.m. to vote. anyone in line by that time could still vote and many say the wait, the weather, all of it is worth it just to have a say to exercise a valuable right. >> if you don't vote, that's crazy because there's a lot of people in the past who fought and died for the right to vote. so if you want to do something about our future, get out and vote. >> the mines tuesday are expected to be long, but -- lines tuesday are expected to be long are but it's anybody's guess if they'll be as long as the ones for early voting. polls in maryland open 7 a.m. tuesday. >>> maryland voters have a lot to decide tuesday, seven questions on the ballot, among them question 3 which changes current rules for removing an elected official if they are convicted of a crime. question 4 would guarantee instate tuition to undocumented immigrants. question 5 deals with redistricting. question 6 asks voters to decide whether to legalize g
between the deputy and the suspect that led to that shooting. >>> the death toll from sandy keeps rising. the storm is now blamed for killing at least 90 people in the u.s. meanwhile, frustration keeps mounting in the big apple and new jersey. millions still have no power and food and clean water are in short supply. traffic is a nightmare with miles long backups near every bridge and long waits and big crowds for buses and subways. tempers are flaring over long gas station lines. new york mayor bloomberg says the city is sending bottled water and ready to eat meals in some areas. >>> our area is also sending aid up north. >> in about 30 minutes dominion virginia power will deploy more than 70 trucks and more than 1,000 workers to help new jersey with their cleanup and recovery efforts. >> sherri ly is live at their staging grounds at national harbor with more on this. good morning, sherri. >> reporter: good morning, tony, good morning, allison. this is the largest deployment ever by dominion virginia to send eight to another area out of state. you can see here they've already got their
received and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous. >> reporter: and in the wake of superstorm sandy, the president made his most poignant comments yet on his belief in global warming. >> there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events in north america and also around the globe. i am a firm believer that climate change is real, it's impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. >> reporter: the president was also asked if he believes that he has a mandate. he said he does and that voters understood the two different paths he and mitt romney laid out during the campaign. he said that congress should pay particular attention, brian, to the results of last week's election. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. what about the meeting with mitt romney? >> what is going happen then? >>> we could know new developments in libya. the former cia director david petraeus agreed to testify before a house and senate intelligence committees on the incident. he was reluctant to testify amid the ongoing sex scandal but pressure was growing in congress for him to appear. the testimony
in the wake of hurricane sandy. many people are signing up to feed and house victims of the storm and making lifelong friends in the process. we take a look. >> reporter: jeannie kumber is a full-time working mother of two, but this dinner she's serving is not for her family. it's for the martinez es, a family she met a couple -- martinezes she met a couple days ago. she met them through the facebook page adopt a family hurricane sandy. most of the victims are from the jersey shore. >> there's a lot of volunteers. it is helping people like you and i, lydia. we are the types of people affected by this. there isn't anyone unscathed. so just the smallest effort has huge returns. >> reporter: jeannie with hundreds of others who like the page have been making meals, donations and friends like maribel. >> i'm still in shock. i know there's a lot of good people out there. i've seen it happen to other people. now that it's happening to us it feels overwhelming and i'm so grateful. >> reporter: maribel and her family lost almost everything they own when sandy flooded their long beach apartment. >>
. >>> straight ahead, voters hit by super storm sandy still determined to complete their civic duty. how they casting their ballots in locations under water without power. matt. >> and strong voter turnout in the district. there is one issue that has people upset. coming up, i'll explain in a live report. sue, it's cold out here. >> definitely is, matt. all right some -- already some places in the 30s. no freeze warning and that won't be as cold tonight as it was last night. what about the nor'easter? we'll talk about whether or not that is going to impact d.c. that is coming up in a few minutes. come on up to the news edge at 6.  . >>> to the district now, long lines greeted many this morning, despite the fact that over the weekend, election officials estimate over 50,000 people voted early. matt ackland is keeping an eye on things in d.c. and joins us live from mckinley tech high. >> reporter: we're told at this high school, the line was very long at 7:00 this morning. 500 people that looped around the building. one issue that is really tieing things up, at
and green lines. >>> it's been nearly two weeks since the northeast was rocked by superstorm sandy. >> coming up how recovery efforts are going in new york and new jersey. we'll be right back.  >>> the big apple honoring veterans with its annual veterans day parade. thousands of people lined up along fifth avenue showing their support for the men and women who serve this country. included in the parade were several nypd officers and world trade center volunteers. >>> this wasn't your usual sunday gathering in new york. nearly 4,000 rabbis came out in brooklyn today to help with sandy relief efforts. the rabbis traveled to new york from more than 25 countries. >>> tomorrow it will be two weeks since superstorm sandy pounded the northeast. the road to recovery has just begun for the hard hit areas. >> some are still waiting for the lights to come back on. fox's anna coyman has the latest. >> reporter: outage numbers from the power companies can be misleading as to how many people are truly still cold and in the dark. that's because there are tens of thousands of storm rav
. a sandy volunteer giving back more than he expected. josh turner left his chicago home to help with the recovery effort in new jersey. following a hard day of cleanup, he bought a lottery ticket and he won $100,000, a prize he says he is happy to share with victims. >> a portion of it, we're going to donate to someone or some family that's in need. >> he deserves it. he is a good hearted man. i could not pick anybody better to win it than john. >> the prize, after taxes will come to $75,000. turner plans to give another portion to his church. the rest, he says, elf invest in his business. good for him >>> we are coming back next with the weather. you have a warmup, gwen, more of the same or programs even better. >> absolutely. we have sunshine and rising temperatures to talk about. we'll have the details coming up. stay with us. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> well, we had a great start to the weekend. we had lots of sunshine and it was pretty mild out there today. wait until you see
- year-old came up with an idea to help hundreds of victims of hurricane sandy. >> sue is tracking some more weather spots. >> the snow continues falling heavily across new jersey, new york into new england. i'll let you know when it's out of here and we'll talk about a warm-up locally coming your way in a few minutes. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> northern virginia schools partnered with some truckers to help victims of superstorm sandy. the volunteers from chester brook elementary school and other northern virginia schools dropped off donated items today. truckers from the american trucking associations drove the goods to staten island new york and new jersey. >> it started out as we were watching the concert for new york on friday night like a lot of families and my 6-year-old turned to me and said mom, do something. so we sent out an e-mail to our classroom about doing a donation at our house. it was just going to be about 10 boxes and ship them from ups, but through the power of e- mail it went from list ser
sandy hit. how those affected with being helped when we come back. 9:11 now.  >>> topping our world news this morning, the search is on for the founder software giant macafee. want to question him about the murder of an american citizens. the 52-year-old man was found shot to death. police say he is only a person of interest and no charges have been filed in that case. >>> the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan may soon be decided. the obama administration may make a decision in the next few weeks. the combat mission ends in 2014 but right now still unclear how many troops will remain and for what purposes. he has not commented on his future plans. >>> and you've heard of bomb sniffing dogs. what about bomb sniffing mice? one security company in israel says the mice are great at finding explosives because they have a heightened sense of smell and fit into small places. they believe the mice could one day be used in airports and other places with high security. >> today marks 15 days since hurricane sandy hit the midatlantic and n
dealing with superstorm sandy. >> a nor'easter hitting the area hard again with snow, rain and high linds of david lee miller has the latest from long beach, new york this morning ro. are by mid afternoon, the wind had picked up -- and high winds. >> david lee miller has the latest from long beach, new york this morning. >> reporter: by mid afternoon, the win had picked up. the storm moving its way up the atlantic coast is expected to bring rain and wet snow to new jersey and new york. more than half a million people are still without power following last week's storm. now, there is fear that number will rise. new york mayor michael bloomberg warned those without power to be cautious how they heat their homes. >> if you remain in your home, please do not use gas ranges or ovens to stay warm. that is not only a serious fire hazard, the fumes it releases can kill you. >> reporter: federal officials are helping thousands left homeless by the first storm but despite the risks caused by the nor'easter, there are still those who refuse to be evacuated. >> i don't think there is any more fears.
something else to think about for a few hours, those victims in the wake of superstorm sandy. knocks the ball out, recovers and heads for the house with lead blockers. they would review this play, and yet look for yourself and judge for yourself. they still rule a fumble and a touchdown for the giants. hand moving forward, yes. the steelers come to life in the final quarter. mike wallace on the receiving end of this 51-yard td. a comeback win, 24-20 the final. giant fall to 6-3 on the year. >>> browns hosting the ravens. fan of the day award there. no score ravens, running the no hurdle. rice in from 8 yards out. baltimore up 7-0. you know what it's time to do. time to march. rice doing his thing. late fourth quarter, flacco pitches to bernard. down the sideline for a 12-yard touchdown strike. 14-0. flacco to the former terrapin, corey smith goes outside and the distance, 19 yards for the score. flacco is a perfect 10-0 against cleveland. >>> the colts hosting the dolphins. a big day for the rookie qb. 9-yard hookup. wayne getting glad hands from the fans. second quarter, tied at 10.
will rebound from the devastation of sandy on the concert last night on the campus of penn state university. he thanked chris chris te for doing a fine job of taking care of citizens. proceeds will be donated to the american red cross. >>> president obama and mitt rom know both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy but with just four days before voters head to the polls it's back to the trail in full force. >> and the focus is all about those key swing states. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now both a memory as the candidates refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about
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